Composed by Lisa Bastien, Lori Bastien and Jane Bastien
Book B continues with a variety of pieces in pre-staff notation. Steps and skips, crossing-hands-arpeggios and I chords in C, G, F, the two-note V7 chord, and counting rhythms (three eighths, single eighths, and dotted quarters). The staff is introduced by identifying and writing skips.
Piano Party is the core book at all four levels of the Bastiens’ Invitation to Music Series (A, B, C, D); new concepts are introduced in the Piano Party books. Along with Piano Party, the companion books, Theory & Ear Training Party and Performance Party, provide the formula for a well-balanced music education. Colorful illustrations in all the books are used to reinforce concepts and styles, to maintain interest, and to motivate.